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60CSx misdirection

 
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onionpond
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:45 pm    Post subject: 60CSx misdirection Reply with quote

We recently purchased a Garmin 60CSx and are pretty happy with it. There is one problem I am having though. The arrow on the compass window points torward the Cache location in the pickup just fine, but when we are on the trail holding the GPSr horizontal, the arrow points in any direction but the Cache location. If I hold the GPSr vertical it will again point torwards the Cache location. Are there any other 60CSx owners who have had a similar problem?
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: 60CSx misdirection Reply with quote

onionpond wrote:
We recently purchased a Garmin 60CSx and are pretty happy with it. There is one problem I am having though. The arrow on the compass window points torward the Cache location in the pickup just fine, but when we are on the trail holding the GPSr horizontal, the arrow points in any direction but the Cache location. If I hold the GPSr vertical it will again point torwards the Cache location. Are there any other 60CSx owners who have had a similar problem?

I have the 60Cx and never had that problem. Sounds like maybe the electronic compass is out of whack and might need to be calibrated.
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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calibrate your digital compass Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like others have said, turn off the electronic compass. Also, if you are using autorouting and you told it to follow the road, it will keep pointing to the spot on the road closest to the cache, and not the cache itself. I usually use autorouting to get close, then when I park and dismount, I find the waypoint again and tell it to go "off road" instead of "follow road."
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucidOndine wrote:
[Calibrate your digital compass] Rolling Eyes



After every battery change!! I guess that will teach me to read the whole sentence.
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